*A Losing bet that changes everything
Miss Charley Jackson didn’t want to sail to England. The British are stuffy, and arrogant, and think far too highly of themselves. Particularly, the ones who referred to themselves as Lords.
Julian Fitzwilliam, the Earl of Westerley, never walked away from a bet but should have known his luck would eventually run out. He should have known a time would come when the gambling tables would turn against him.
Which is exactly what happened when he played “one more hand” and lost the game of a lifetime to American Whiskey King, Mr. Daniel Jackson. Jules has no choice but to honor the bet and court the man’s daughter—a chit who managed to get under his skin from the moment he met her. But honor is everything.
Until love deals him a new hand. And once the lines are blurred, all bets are off. Will he fold and walk away, or will he ante up his heart and risk everything for the love of a lifetime?
Three years ago, Lady Bethany Fitzwilliams' season in London was cut short when her father was killed in a duel. Shaken by the tragedy, she devotes herself to her grieving mother, sister, and brother and resigns herself to spinsterhood. Besides, no one can ever live up to the man she’s secretly loved for most of her life — a man who also happens to be one of her brother’s closest friends.
“Chase” the Baron of Chaswick, aside from being the most beautiful man she’s ever known, is charming, kind and all a woman could want. He'd never notice a girl like Bethany.
She’ll suffer her unrequited love from the sidelines.
It ought to be enough. And it is.
That is… until he has no choice but to notice her.
If Lady Tabetha Wellstone can land a titled gentleman for a husband, she’s certain to earn her mother’s approval once and for all—and the higher the title, the better. So there is no way she’ll allow herself to fall for Stone Spence, second son of the Earl of Ravensdale—a mere Mister, for heaven’s sake. Even if he is tall, dark and incredibly handsome…
As the loser of a bet, Stone ‘wins’ the distinctive honor of watching out for his good friend Lord Westerley’s youngest sister for the duration of the spring season. She’s spoiled, and headstrong and… determined to make his task impossible. In the end, he may be able to protect her from herself, but who will protect her from him?
Or is Stone the one who needs protecting?
Mr. Peter Spencer isn't interested in anything but his music, until, that is, a most unlikely lady touches his soul. She reminds him of a perfectly made violin that's languished untuned for far too long. Unfortunately, she also intimidates the hell out of him.
Lady Starling has lost hope and faith in everything around her. Love only betrays, it never fulfills its promise. Can Peter convince her to trust her heart or will she turn her back on a future with the man of her dreams?
Cocky Brother was initially published in December 2020 under the title Mayfair Maiden. This version includes bonus content and is Book 4 of the Regency Cocky Gents series. The hero, Peter Spencer, is Stone's--AKA Cocky Mister's--brother. It can be read as a standalone or with the series. I hope those of you who read the first version love the new scenes as much as I do!
What happens when the daughter of an earl breaks the rules?
Felicity Brightley is the most genteel of ladies. Raised to marry the Earl of Westerley, she's never failed to follow the dictates of society. Doing so, she'd been promised, ensured lifelong security and happiness. When her future is shattered, however, she decides it's time she tests those rules—perhaps make up a few of her own.
Viscount Manningham-Tissinton (Mantis) isn't looking for a wife—especially not a lady considered a diamond of the first water. So when he stumbles upon Felicity, devastated by the betrayal at the hands of one of Manti's closest friends, he takes it upon himself to comfort her. With a single kiss, and then another—until a storm of passion ignites between them—a storm that threatens to land them both in scandal.
Because breaking the rules comes with a price. Will that price be a lifetime of regret, or is it fate's serendipitous design for their happily ever after?
Only one way to find out…
A Fake Courtship that becomes all-too-real...
The Marquess of Greystone is responsible for carrying on his family’s name and he’s determined to fulfill his duty. He will marry a proper lady, of a proper lineage, and produce an heir. He’s even gone so far as to obtain permission to court Lady Isabella, the debutante he’s decided would make an excellent marchioness.
But first, as a favor to his friend the Baron of Chaswick, he’s promised to assist in easing the man’s illegitimate sister’s entrance into society. A trip around a lake in a rowboat and a drive through Hyde Park ought to be enough to help the chit feel welcome.
Miss Diana Jones believed her brother’s title would pave the way for her entrance into society but gaining the acceptance of the ton is not so simple as that. When her brother’s friend rows her around the lake and another gentleman takes notice, she cannot help but believe if the Marquess were to appear to be actually courting her, she’d have no trouble at all attracting a suitable husband. Despite Lord Greystone’s advanced age of nine and twenty, he is lofty, proper, and a little stuffy. He’s the perfect man to pretend that she’s captured his heart!
And of course, he will help her, he’s one of her brother’s best friends.
What begins as a game of pretend turns both of their plans upside down when their feigned affection blossoms into genuine feelings neither bargained for.
Lust. Joy. Love?
Will the marquess and Diana overcome their differences or will those differences keep them from knowing the love of a lifetime?
Cocky Butler: Book 7 of The Regency Cocky Gents
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While helping my mom move, I find this journal written by one of my family’s ancestors nearly two hundred years ago. Holy cow! The more I read of it, I’m literally blown away.
Because my great (like quadrupled or something) grandmother and I have more in common than I ever could have imagined… It’s uncanny…
MILTON COTTAGE, ENGLAND, 1828
Mrs. Naomi Gilcrest believes her life is settled. She has a husband, a home. She is happily awaiting her husband to return from battle and after that, the birth of their first child.
Until a late autumn visit from her husband’s commander shatters everything.
Lord Major Lucas Cockfield solemnly travels to Arthur Gilcrest’s house to deliver the news, to honor one of his soldiers. He does not intend to stay more than a day, let alone a week, or a month, but when he meets Naomi, he finds it impossible to walk away.
The timing is all wrong. The circumstances are unacceptable. But life is short and when secrets are revealed, the obstacles begin to fall away.
Until the shadow of another man returns.
Will he cast darkness on their love before it has the chance to blossom? Or will Lucas and Naomi beat unsurmountable odds and reclaim the love that fate tried to deny?
WHEN A DUKE'S DAUGHTER FALLS FOR A GRUMPY EARL, ALL WAGERS ARE OFF.
The Earl of Tempest told her to stay away from him. He was too old for her, his soul was too dark
And even though he was wrong and even though he was breaking her heart, Lady Lydia Cockfield respected his wishes and walked away.
Until she stumbles on him a year later: lost and drunk, wagering his days away in London’s Wicked Earl’s Club.
He isn't the hero she was seeking, but the moment she she meets his wounded gaze from across the room, an idea takes root.
She will save him and hundreds of lost children at the same time. Because in saving the children, Lord Tempest can save himself. Light will flood his soul and heal his wounds. He can believe in goodness again—believe in himself.
He can believe that love is possible.
And if he can believe all that, then maybe, just maybe, he can open his heart to the one woman who will never give up on him and grasp the happiness he's deserved all along.